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Maximo Blanco: ‘My Name Is Maxi, and I’ll Do My Talking in the Octagon’

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By Ryan Ventura

“The Max Murderer” Maximo Blanco is a star in the world of Japanese Mixed Martial Arts. The 27-year-old Venezuelan first made his name in the world of Combat Sports as a freestyle wrestler. He won a bronze medal in the 60kg division at the 2007 Pan American games and earned a scholarship to wrestle at the college level in Japan.

After failing to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic games, Blanco made the jump into Mixed Martial Arts by being recruited by Sengoku, and began training at the legendary Yoshida Dojo in Japan. He became an instant star and has won over fans worldwide with his brutal and exciting brand of fighting, which has produced five knockout victories in his last six fights. Maximo Blanco was able to take some time out of his busy schedule to talk exclusively to our readers about his wrestling background, life in Japan, and career aspirations…

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RwilsonR- March 31, 2011 at 4:35 pm
@ macready - yeah. Damn Law of Attraction!
Smokestack- March 31, 2011 at 3:29 pm
He makes potato salad out of his opponents.
macreadysshack- March 31, 2011 at 2:38 pm
Just because he fights in Japan, he's unbelievably ripped with substantial muscle mass and practices a sport that makes it almost impossible to maintain mass when training hard, doesn't mean . . . Oh, wait. I guess it does.
macreadysshack- March 31, 2011 at 2:09 pm
Incidentally, RWR, did you get that food poisoning I attracted at you last night?
rcv- March 31, 2011 at 2:06 pm
I never thought any of my pieces would be featured on Cage Potato. Thanks guys.
RwilsonR- March 31, 2011 at 1:51 pm
Wait... macreadysshack... you came up with that, too? What are the chances?
macreadysshack- March 31, 2011 at 12:47 pm
RwilsonR, what can you POSSIBLY do with 'Maxi'? C'mon, playa. I wonder if he has his own pads or if he borrows them. He should come out with his own line of striking pads. What would he call them though?
RwilsonR- March 31, 2011 at 11:23 am
If I ever meet Maxi, I have a really clever play on his first name that I'm willing to bet he would enjoy hearing.
mDino- March 31, 2011 at 9:42 am
oh look, another roided idiot beating on defenseless japs. this guy wont make it anywhere where they test fghters.
PERPATRAITOR- March 31, 2011 at 9:10 am
Maximo would smash Palhares back to hell. Just sayin...
Turd Furgeson- March 31, 2011 at 8:40 am
He seems like a completely awesome dude.
ReX13- March 31, 2011 at 8:35 am
WAR Maxi--can't wait to see this kid stateside. If Rebney manages to sign him, i'll do yes cartwheels.
Uppercut Magnet- March 31, 2011 at 8:33 am
"May name is Secret, I am strong enough for a man but made for a woman"